Dave Chappelle 'Doesn't Feel Good' About His Vote

Comedian says he voted for Clinton, reluctantly
By Daniel Kay,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2016 2:32 PM CST
Dave Chappelle speaks at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Comedian Dave Chappelle will be hosting Saturday Night Live on Nov. 12, following the US presidential election. Chappelle's reportedly been workshopping political material with a week of shows at The Cutting Room in New York, the Observer reports. During Friday's set, Chappelle said he had voted for Clinton, but he "didn't feel good about it." He went on: "She’s going to be on a coin someday. And her behavior has not been coin-worthy. She’s not right and we all know she’s not right."

Although the Observer, which is published by Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, claimed Chappelle also praised Trump, representatives for Chappelle issued a statement to Variety, saying that the comedian's set "blasted" both sides. "Dave is disgusted by the tone of the election and especially by the idea that his comedy would be misconstrued to defend [Donald T]rump," the statement said. We may not ever get the full story about this particular set because Chappelle reportedly keeps his shows from being recorded. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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